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Trump’s ongoing scandals mask a radical agenda that hurts everyday people

Trump’s serial scandals – Stormy Daniels, the Russia investigation, the Paul Manafort verdict, the Cohen guilty plea, the juvenile tweets – fill the headlines. Beneath the noise, however, Trump’s appointees and the Republican Congress are relentlessly pursuing a radical right-wing ...

Get ready to vote this November!

During the January 2017 confirmation hearing for U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Georgia Congressman John Lewis and New Jersey Sen. Corey Booker testified against the senator from Alabama becoming the nation’s chief law enforcement officer.

Show up against wage theft – take political action against ‘the other NRA’

Restaurant employees across the nation are facing a serious threat to their wages, pushed by the legal arm of the National Restaurant Association, or “the other NRA.”

White House official pens anonymous op-ed; West Wing in turmoil

On Sept. 5, The New York Times took the extremely rare step of publishing an anonymous op-ed from a White House insider claiming to be part of an internal “resistance movement.”

To those offended by the ‘Taking of a Knee’ movement

I listen with interest and anger to the people who say athletes – African American and those in solidarity with them – “taking a knee” are disrespecting the flag and, therefore, this country, even as those same people say little ...

Breaking the gubernatorial glass ceiling

“Now we have Black and White elected officials working together. Today, we have gone beyond just passing laws. Now we have to create a sense that we are one community, one family. Really, we are the American family.” – Congressman ...

Breaking the gubernatorial glass ceiling

“Now we have Black and White elected officials working together. Today, we have gone beyond just passing laws. Now we have to create a sense that we are one community, one family. Really, we are the American family.” – Congressman ...

We must stop destroying our children

“There is no doubt that it is around the family and the home that all the greatest virtues – the most dominating virtues of human society – are created, strengthened and maintained.”

The rich need to stop calling themselves ‘job creators’

There are two very distinct ways that have been touted to spur economic and job growth: Republicans like to insist job creation comes from tax cuts while Democrats like to insist this economic and job growth comes from consumer’s ability ...

The abuse won’t stop until we change police culture

Another day, another week, another month, another viral video of police gone wild. This time it’s Baltimore, a city already under a federal consent decree to reform its police department after a Justice Department investigation into the 2015 death of ...

Aretha, Andrew: One window closes, another opens

The opening lines of Charles Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities have always moved me and seem particularly apropos for where we are today …for in the span of this one week, the African American community celebrated the opening of ...

Our teachers do not want guns!

If Education Secretary Betsy DeVos were to consult the nation’s educators and law enforcement officials, she would immediately dismiss any consideration of providing federal funding to states for the purpose of arming classroom teachers.

Stop Kavanaugh: President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee must not join the high court

“It is confidence in the men and women who administer the judicial system that is the true backbone of the rule of law.” – Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, 531 U.S. 98, Bush v. Gore [Dissent], Dec. 12, 2000

Black wealth still plummeting, CRL tells lawmakers

For years, and particularly in recent months, major news outlets have heralded the nation’s robust economic recovery. From rising corporate profits, to lower unemployment, or rising stock prices on Wall Street, many consumers might conclude that financial stability not only ...

Our children are crying out

Last weekend in Chicago, 12 people were killed and at least 60 others were injured by gun violence.